Clash of Clans 1 gem boost update on Dec 22

The Clash of Clans 1 gem boost update has taken place on December 22, and Xbox Live has now returned with what seemed like a global glitch lasting under 15 minutes. You can see the original article below, which details what happened with both the Clash of Clans update on Dec 22 resulting in a 1 gem boost and the outage hitting Xbox gamers.

Original article: Microsoft’s Xbox Live is down today around the world, on Dec 22, without any claims for the outage being made at the time of writing. This happened at the same time as Clash of Clans hitting a maintenance break and while both games are unrelated, the outages started at the same time without warning.

In regard to Xbox Live – this meant servers letting Xbox One and 360 users play in multiplayer stopped working for a short time, with gamers detailing problems with the sign-in and not being able to connect with their favorite games like Destiny and COD Advanced Warfare. This might be a glitch lasting only a few minutes, or something a little longer. The Xbox Live status page didn’t detail any services down on Dec 22, although this outage has only taken place within the last 15 minutes with thousands of reports on Twitter.


The Clash of Clans maintenance break today – we have featured a tweet below that was published in the last few minutes and gave players a little warning about the Dec 22 downtime. These Clash of Clans maintenance break’s don’t normally last long, so you can expect servers to come back up shortly.

It wasn’t clear at first if this is for an update, or just the servers needing some tuning. The graphic above was shared on the official Clash of Clans Twitter account and details a Winter 2014 special, which delivers boost for Elixir Collectors, Spell Factory, Heroes, and Barracks by one gem each.

This story is developing, more details incoming. Have you noticed Xbox Live down today, or what’s changed for you in Clash of Clans since the maintenance break?

Update: Details on the Winter special 1 gem boost seen in the tweet above, so expect Clash of Clans to come back up soon with the bonus.


Update 2: Clash of Clans maintenance is now over and the official Twitter account is telling players to check their news inbox. We have heard reports of some people’s games keep restarting, as seen with the screenshot above on the Clash of Clans downloading content screen that goes into a loop for some users.

How will you take advantage of the Clash of Clans 1 gem boost update from today? Leave a comment with your gaming plans during the holidays, and of course if you run into problems with this mobile game, or the Xbox Live service.

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